Building Area: 27,244 SF
Building Status: Completed
This project serves as a gateway to the Miami Design District, interacting with pedestrians at street level and with vehicles on the elevated highway. The 21,592-square-foot commercial building with a usable rooftop is located at 3711 NE 2nd Avenue and was completed in Summer of 2018.
The location shaped our intention to design a building that could serve as a three-dimensional canvas or billboard capable of delivering completely different experiences, depending on the time of day or night.
The floating bar façade across the top of the structure is meant to anchor the viewer’s sense of perspective . The massing and moves were kept purposely simple to allow the floating bar element to assume different personalities, playing with simple concrete and light, rather than relying on complicated skins.
The building’s base is dark and rounded to contrast visually with the sleekness of the rectilinear shape above. The building’s exterior uses embossed metal and glass surfaces to add texture and interest to the pedestrian experience. A proposed paved urban courtyard, designed by landscape architect Jefre, will take visitors to a rooftop garden with views of downtown Miami, Biscayne Bay, and the ocean. The building will serve as an exceptional venue for events both on the rooftop and at street level.